|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Garden House at Tulemar - a luxurious large private beach house. Consider this house your best choice.
1) YOU ARE TRULY AT THE BEACH. Very, very few houses really are at the beach.
2) LARGEST PRIVATE POOL in Tulemar. All guests can swim in it at one time and not feel crowded, and never feel cold. Always a comfortable temperature and so convenient you will find yourself using it 2 or 3 times a day even at 2am.
3) MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION IN ALL OF MANUEL ANTONIO. Guests can all go their own way. 5 to 10 min.Taxi ride to just about anywhere in Manuel Antonio or Quepos. Each guest can do your own thing, and return easily to Garden House by the Beach to enjoy the other guests' company.
4) SECURITY GUARDS
5) SPECTACULAR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING AREAS, only outdoor fireplace in Tulemar.
6) EXCLUSIVE BEST FAMILY BEACH, with bar & food service available. Walk out the door with just your swimsuit. Beach towels, lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, life vests, sand toys, and more for your use free of charge.
7) NO DIRT ROADS, paved all the way to the front door. ENJOY THE WILD IN LUXURY
Concierge available to book tours.: The house manager will act as your concierge. He can arrange airport pick up, private chef, stocked refrigerator upon arrival, catered meals, car rental, chartered plane, etc. These amenities are made through the manager either before or during your stay, and costs of such amenities are made directly to him. He can also recommend the best restaurants, tours, etc.
Although a 3 level house with lots of privacy for all, the lower bedroom only requires one step to enter, and you find yourself on the same level as the pool, living room, kitchen, dining room, and outdoor fireplace area. There is a ramp leading from the driveway right to this bedroom, then one step to enter, and one small step to pool area from the sliding glass doors which give a spectacular view of the pool, ocean and the jungle. This is great for anyone who may have trouble dealing with stairs.
There are many beautiful houses in Manuel Antonio, but very few are located where you really walk out the door to the beach. Also, parking is right at the house, not at a parking lot. No need to hike down or up a hill, hike up stairs, or walk down long halls or through lobbies. You get out of your car right in the driveway of the house.
Three reasons to reserve Garden House by the Beach over any other house in Manuel Antonio.
1) It is located in Tulemar. Rated number #1 in Central America for a family vacation. Exclusive gated community with its own beach, use of beach towels, umbrellas, tables, lounge chairs, are there free for your use. Full bar and food service is available with linen table cloths for your dining. You can walk to the beach with just your sunglasses and sun lotion. There is no need to pack up a car with gear to enjoy this beach. 2) Garden House by the Beach has the largest private pool in Tulemar. Beautiful sunsets are seen along with the wonderful sounds and sights of the monkeys. Pool stays warm all day and night. It truly provides a heavenly swim with nature and privacy.
3) Totally paved road to the house. Just 2 minutes to main road of Manuel Antonio. You never feel stuck here, if part of your party decides to do different activities, it is only a 10 min.cab ride to Quepos, or any restaurant in Manuel Antonio. Beach is a 4 min. walk with-in the landscaped grounds. Shuttle service is free within the grounds.
Tours: If you like adventure don't miss the Canopy Safari zip line tour, which has the best all day tour swinging through the jungle on cables and you really do not need to be athletic. This tour has been used by the stars for both television episodes and movie productions, and noted for its well run tours.They serve an amazing authentic Tico meal prepared by women who live in the rain forest, and the company has an extremely very high safety record.
If you like adventure, there are all kinds of tours for all adventure levels for a 2 year old to a 90 year old. Private tours and private guides can be arranged. ff you are visiting during the fishing season, this area is said to be the best in the world for the sport of deep sea fishing, so do not miss out on this adventure. Tours will pick you up right at your front door of Garden House.
PrivateTennis Club about 25 min. away. Available to guests at reasonable fees.
PLEASE NOTE WHEN RESERVING THIS HOUSE ALL CHECKS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER BEVERLEY HAYES AND TO NO OTHER PERSON OR AGENCY.
Just got back from a wonderful week long vacation in Costa Rica. Im so happy we chose to stay at Garden house and not a hotel. It really feels as though you actually live in this wonderful place rather than an uncomfortable hotel. Evenings were spent relaxing and watching the beautiful sunsets while every morning we awoke to the sounds of birds and monkeys. Everything we could every dream we would need was at the house, even games for when it rains. We even planned half our trip from the books and brochures that were provided with the house. I only wish I could be back watching the sunset while floating in the pool overlooking the ocean to bad real life is calling. When I go back to CR I will certainly stay at Garden House.
Our stay at the Garden House was amazing. Tito Borge, the chef and on-site concierge really made our stay special by not only cooking delicious and fantastic food, but also by answering any questions we had about anything from activities to Costa Rican culture. Mayra, the housekeeper, gave me a true vacation, by not only tidying up, but she also did our laundry every day. The house and pool were comfortable, relaxing, and everything that makes a vacation a vacation. The Tulemar Resort was fantastic. We visited the private beach nearly every day and found each employee there to be welcoming and extremely helpful. On top of all that, we also saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, a toucan, and more! It was hard to leave Tulemar and Costa Rica!
Well cared for property (with some additional new paint/facelifting planned after we left, we were told), immaculate grounds/gardens, pool well maintained/spotless; Great place for a large group to spread out and feel comfortable, yet be together. Tito worked as our chef and "on-site" concierge, and really made the week, highly recommend that you let him help you also! Close to beach (shuttles will bring you if desired), lots of wildlife. Would highly recommend this again!!
Three generations of our family stayed at Garden House at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio for the first week of January and were delighted. In fact our sons, both in their 20's, said that it was the best family vacation we've ever taken. It is no coincidence that the house was named the top resort home in Central America by Trip Advisor. We would have no hesitation in returning or recommending the property to a friend.
The house is architecturally striking, tucked into the cliffs of the Pacific coastline, with the brilliant turquoise of the ocean, rich emerald green jungle spotted with brightly colored flora and a serenade of tropical birds and monkeys. Facing west, we watched the sun set every night and swam first thing every morning in the beautiful infinity pool. The house is built on an open scheme, with retractible doors making the entire downstairs open to the back. We spent the our time divided between the house pool and the resort's private beach, which was within easy walking distance. The obvious care with which the resort has been planned and its landscaping executed is reminiscent of the beautiful former Rock Resorts in the Virgin Islands. The interior of the house worked well for our family, allowing everyone privacy but with plenty of space in the public areas. Everything was pristine and well maintained, due in no small part to a full time housekeeper. The photographs supplied on the website are accurate, but do not do justice to the beauty of the locale and absolute privacy of the home. We hired a cook for the week, which was well worth the investment as it gave us the week off from grocery shopping and cooking and allowed us the freedom to choose when, where and what we ate in the privacy of an exquisite setting. The pool is large, appropriate for lap swimming, and certainly beat sharing a pool with a crowd of resort guests. The beach is lovely, uncrowned, well outfitted and partially shaded with palm trees.
The house manager was helpful in arranging outings. We took a jungle zip line tour, a walking tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park with a private naturalist guide (our favorite outing), a rafting trip (younger set only) and a catamaran outing (crowded, motorized booze cruise in sweltering heat, which we could happily have skipped).
Our security deposit arrived within a few days of our departure, accompanied by a thank you note from the owner. Brava, Beverly. You and your house deserve four gold stars!
We would return in a heartbeat! My family of 12 (including 4 small children under the age of 4) were wonderfully well cared for, Sept. 19-26, by our house concierge and private chef, Tito Borge. He is charming, thoughtful, a fantastic chef and took care of anything we needed or wanted to do or see. Mayra, the housekeeper, is such a lovely lady and she kept the house and all our stuff (12 people!) in order all week, (She did ALL of our laundry every day! ) we were so grateful for her. GRACIAS MAYRA!
Garden House is SO gorgeous! We saw toucans, iguanas, woke up to howler monkeys, and squirrel monkeys joined us by the infinity pool. Tulemar is a very special and secure property; from the cool trails to and from the stunning private beach (complimentary beach chairs, sand toys and towels brought to your complimentary beach chairs, boogie boards and kayaks, seriously!) this place is blow your mind beautiful! Our gratitude to the owner of Garden House for letting us enjoy her dream of a house and THANK YOU to Tito for making our week something we will never forget!
If you are considering booking Garden House by the Beach, don't hesitate...DO IT!!! You will be so HAPPY you made the right call!
Perched on a hillside with a perfect view of the Pacific. The location is breathtaking with an endless pool, private beach, gated community, beautiful décor and stunning architecture. Staff is attentive, house is very clean. Garden is a tropical heaven! Spacious home, ideal for a family, several couples or honeymooners. Owner and house manager are both very responsive and provide "local" tips and tour ideas from sailing to jungle tours and zip lining. Truly a customized vacation, highly recommend. View is stunning.
Garden House by the Beach, is a private luxury house, where you will have the total house all to yourself. You will not share the pool which overlooks the Pacific with anyone else. You are the only one on the property with security guarded entrance. The Private concierge to arrange everything you may want to do on your vacation, makes your stay effortless. He will tell you of only the best and safest tours, privately or with group, arrange for private chef or cook, (one meal or all your meals), arrange for in house spa treatments, stocking the house with your favorite food before your arrival, suggest the best restaurants, arrange airport pick-up, help arrange for chartering a plane, renting a car, and many more of your travel needs to make this a fun and luxurious vacation for you and your guests. REMEMBER THIS IS PRIVATE LARGE LUXURY HOUSE. Often times condos are called villas in Costa Rica., which can be very nice but are not a private house, and the pool and grounds are shared.
Other Activities: Canopy Tours; Sunset Sails, Park Tours ,Bird Watching, Butterfly Garden. Short hiking paths within grounds with amazing views. Very fun 15 min to 30 hikes, and you can just walk out the door of Garden House and enjoy these groomed paths with amazing vistas.
Golf: Golfing available at the Marriott Hotel in Los Suenos. One hour travel time. Private car and driver can be arranged by the house manage can make your golf arrangements for your convenience. Tennis also available within a 25 min. drive, at a private club.
Rate includes daily maid and pool service. Additional 4% resort fee and $1000.00 security deposit is required. Large groups and wedding party members renting more than 1 unit in Tulemar with the addition of Garden House will be require an additional $1000.00 fee.
Other amenities can be added and paid for directly through the house manager, such as personal chef, tours, excursions, private guides, etc.